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Research resources

Research hub

Research happens throughout Virginia Commonwealth University. And faculty and student researchers turn to the Office of Research and Innovation as the hub for resources and support.

Connect with research

 

Undergraduate research

Find a mentor. Become a research assistant. Apply for grants to pursue your own research. Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities.

Entrepreneurship

Pitch an idea. Develop a business plan. Apply for funding. Learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities for students.

Postdoctoral services

Connect with mentors. Access guidelines. Apply for tuition assistance. Learn more about the services for postdoctoral scholars.

Grants and funding

Write a grant. Find funding. Access policies. Learn more about the support and resources offered through sponsored programs.

Technology licensing

Create partnerships. Find investors. Commercialize inventions. Learn more about the services and resources offered to faculty through Innovation Gateway.


VCU Libraries can help you find answers.

VCU has two main libraries — one on each campus:

Cabell Library  Tompkins-McCaw Library

 

Are you getting ready to collect data? Starting your thesis or dissertation? Are you in need of space? Video studio? Training? Do you have questions about publishing? Looking for archives? VCU Libraries is in the business of serving your academic and research needs. Here’s just a sampling of ways the library can help.

exterior of VCU

The James Branch Cabell Library provides a broad array of library services on the Monroe Park Campus. 

The Workshop

Located in Cabell Library, the Workshop offers — for free — workstations, a makerspace, audio and video studios, one-on-one tutorials, workshop-style sessions, equipment demonstrations and online resources, as well as knowledgeable staff who can help you do what you want to do.

Training

Topics vary and are designed to help you at various stages of your academic and research career.

Study spaces

Reserve your room.

Equipment, including computers

Find out what is available.


Where the research magic happens

From engineering clean rooms to observation rooms to acres of wetlands, VCU faculty and students have access to the most advanced research facilities.


What are centers and institutes?

VCU centers and institutes are hubs for special interests. They are where faculty experts from a variety of disciplines collaborate to solve some of the most pressing issues in very specific and complex fields. 

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Quick Fact

36 chartered centers and institutes